YLACES extends SciStarter grant to recruit, train, equip citizen scientists to ground-truth NASA satellite data.

  NASA scientists are on a mission to map global soil moisture, and through SciStarter, they’re teaming up with citizen scientists to gather valuable data from the ground to complement and validate what is seen from space. Known as the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission, the satellite will help scientists understand links among … Read more “YLACES extends SciStarter grant to recruit, train, equip citizen scientists to ground-truth NASA satellite data.”

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SciStarter adds first Canadian organization as a citizen science partner

     SciStarter adds first Canadian organization as a citizen science partner The David Suzuki Foundation expands citizen science projects to include Canadians Philadelphia, PA / Vancouver, B.C. (January 28, 2016) — The David Suzuki Foundation is teaming up with SciStarter to encourage science researchers in Canada to engage more citizen science partners through SciStarter’s … Read more “SciStarter adds first Canadian organization as a citizen science partner”

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SciStarter’s database of citizen science projects now featured on AllForGood.org and Serve.gov

SciStarter’s database of citizen science projects now featured on AllForGood.org and Serve.gov . Federal employees will now be able to find and join SciStarter’s citizen science projects just in time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, when everyone is encouraged to participate in a Day of Service. All For Good, a service of Points of … Read more “SciStarter’s database of citizen science projects now featured on AllForGood.org and Serve.gov”

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My 10-year citizen science journey.

Earlier this month, I had the immense honor  of sharing the stage with Bill Nye and some fascinating thought leaders in space exploration from academia and industry, thanks to the leaders at Arizona State University’s New Space. We talked about colonizing Mars, mining asteroids, women in STEM and more. Amid all the exciting, forward-looking discussions, bolstered … Read more “My 10-year citizen science journey.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Science Cheerleaders, Science Policy, SciStarter News

SciStarter and Astronomy Magazine Partner to Bring Citizen Science to Astronomy Enthusiasts

Press Release – Astronomy enthusiasts can join forces with researchers through a partnership between Astronomy magazine and SciStarter A “citizen science” movement is sweeping the country. Now, astronomy enthusiasts who want to collaborate with leading scientists can visit Astronomy.com to join cutting-edge research projects.

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Scistarter’s Project Finder Will Soon Be More Readily Available to Everyone to Guide Citizen Scientists to Pertinent Research Projects

The Simons Foundation just awarded a grant to SciStarter that will enable more communities, media partners, and websites to duplicate its valuable “Project Finder” feature and database of projects on their own pages. SciStarter aggregates more than 1100 citizen science projects on a single website in order to connect scientists and community leaders with anyone who … Read more “Scistarter’s Project Finder Will Soon Be More Readily Available to Everyone to Guide Citizen Scientists to Pertinent Research Projects”

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National Science Foundation Grant Enables Arizona State University to Develop SciStarter 2.0 to Advance Citizen Science

The National Science Foundation has just awarded a $300,000 Pathways grant to Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society for the development of SciStarter 2.0. The grant will advance the growing field of citizen and community science, which enables everyday people to contribute to authentic research. SciStarter 2.0 Creates an … Read more “National Science Foundation Grant Enables Arizona State University to Develop SciStarter 2.0 to Advance Citizen Science”

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